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Portugal's political fate uncertain after govt budget defeat

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's president says the ballot box is the best way of breaking a political stalemate after the country's parliament threw out the minority Socialist government's proposed state budget for next year.
The head of state's plan to hold a snap election could backfire, however, by producing an even more volatile political battleground, analysts say.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who has no governing powers but seeks to ensure the smooth running of the country, said before the budget vote Wednesday that he would call an early poll if lawmakers rejected the...
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Portugal's political fate uncertain after govt budget defeat

1 month ago   |   By ABC News

Portugal's president says the ballot box is the best way of breaking a political stalemate after the country's parliament threw out the government's proposed state budget for next year
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